Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Douglas E. Moore Collection
Association
Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA)
Collection Number
2432
Date(s)
Undated
Physical Location(s)
Association Collection Oversize D088.2i; D056.3h
Processed by
R. Nanes, Jan. 2013[Updated: May. 2013 by R. Nanes]

Scope and Content

Approximately one and a half linear feet of research material gathered by Colonel Douglas E. Moore, USA (Ret.) concerning the recommendation for the posthumous award of the Congressional Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Harold G. Bennett and the award of the Silver Star and Bronze Star to Specialist Four Charles Craft for their exploits at the Battle of Binh Gia in December 1964 and their subsequent conduct as POWs following the battle. Bennett was executed by the Viet Cong in 1965, while Crafts was released in 1967.

Biographical Note

Douglas E. Moore was born September 21, 1936. He volunteered for the United States Army Medical Service Corps 1959. Moore served the Army for thirty years two of which in the Republic of Vietnam. While in Vietnam Moore served as a Dust-off Pilot attached for the 57th Medical detachment (1964 to 1965) as Captain (pay grade O-3) and a Pilot and Commander for the 159th Medical detachment (1968 to 1969) as a Major (O-4). During his tour he was involved with the recovery of Prisoners of War, and Agent Orange Spray missions. For his service in Vietnam Moore received the Purple Heart, Air Medal with 32 Oak Leafs, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leafs. Douglas M. Moore retired from the United States Army as a Colonel (pay grade (O-6) in 1989

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Background Information Concerning Award Recommendation for US Army Specialist fourth Class: Charles Earle Crafts
1
1
D056.3H
Silver Star Recommendation For US Army Specialist Fourth Class Charles Earle Crafts
2
Bronze Star With 'V' Device Recommendation for US Army fourth Class Charles Earle Crafts
3
Bronze Star for Service Recommendation for US army Specialist Fourth Class Charles Earle Crafts
4
Correspondence, Records, and interviews pertaining to Robert Earle Crafts Service during Vietnam
5
Correspondence, Records, and interviews pertaining to Robert Earle Crafts Service during Vietnam
6
Documents pertaining to Private First Class Charles Earle Crafts and Sergeant Herald George
7
Recommendation for Posthumous Award of the Medal of Honor to U. S. Army Staff Sergeant Harold George Bennett

Original Submission to Senator Blanche Lincoln 31 March 2006
8
Recommendation for Posthumous Award of the Medal of Honor to U. S. Army Staff Sergeant Harold George Bennett

Addendum (15 December 2008) Original Submission to Senator Blanche Lincoln 31 March 2006
9
Part B Other Archival Documents Supporting to U. S. Army Staff Sergeant Harold George Bennett's Medal of Honor Recommendation
10
Documents concerning to U. S. Army Staff Sergeant Harold George Bennett
11
Congressional Record
1
1
(D088.2i)VHPA Association Collection oversize